International Traveling Fellows Program

Since 2000, ASSH has worked with IFSSH-recognized hand societies to select a group of around 15 International Traveling Fellows each year.  These fellows are given a rare opportunity to visit the U.S. facilities of our members in the weeks before and after Annual Meeting to both learn and observe.  They are also given complimentary Annual Meeting registration.  In the past, our members have hosted traveling fellows from Australia, Austria, China, Egypt, Greece, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Facility Visits

Fellows will travel together in small groups.  This format allows the fellows to build relationships with other international surgeons, and allows the host institutions to prepare more robust educational content for the fellows. The itinerary will be as follows:

 Group   8/28 - 8/29   8/31 – 9/1  9/7 – 9/9  9/11 – 9/12    9/14 – 9/15
 A    University of Michigan  
 Ann Arbor, MI
 Mayo Clinic
 Rochester, MN  
 ASSH Annual  Meeting
 San Francisco, CA
 
 Stanford University  
 Stanford, CA 
 Loyola University  
 Chicago, IL
 B   University of Chicago  
 Chicago, IL
 Loyola University  
 Chicago, IL
 Mount Sinai Hospital  
 New York, NY
 Duke University
 Durham, NC
 C   Curtis Hand Center
 Baltimore, MD
 Duke University
 Durham, NC
 Rush University
 Chicago, IL
 University of Chicago  
 Chicago, IL
 D   New York University
 New York, NY
 Hospital for Special Surgery
 New York, NY
 Massachusetts General  Hospital  
 Boston, MA
 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical  Center  
 Boston, MA
 E   Hospital for Special  Surgery  
 New York, NY
 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical  Center  
 Boston, MA
 Curtis Hand Center
 Baltimore, MD
 University of Michigan
 Ann Arbor, MI


Facility visits take place during the week before and the week following Annual Meeting.  Itineraries will be assigned by the International Relations Committee.  It is important to note that all hosts have absolutely no financial obligations.  The traveling fellows and their country's hand society are responsible for all food, travel and lodging.

2017 Traveling Fellow Timeline

April 19
Traveling fellows' application deadline
May
Facility visits confirmed
August - September     
Facility visits take place

 
Please email Haley (hlicata@assh.org) with questions about this program.